The other ER5 restoration .

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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:57 pm

fastbob wrote:
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More detail.
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:37 pm

Great score ! Someone on the ER5 FB group was clearing out a job lot of ER5 junk so I persuaded him to flog me just the bars complete with controls , switchgear and bar ends for £10 ! Jumped on the Harley and shot over to Hinckley to grab them .
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by skyrider » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:07 pm

smooth and a nice price :)
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:58 pm

I love an Allen Bolt me . 😁
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:47 am

I've gone and done it again . I've bought a winter project and it's half finished in September . Setting aside the engine as a separate entity , all that's left to do is reinstall the wiring loom , change the fork seals , fettle the rear brake drum , rebuild the front caliper and find some decent shocks . Time to start looking in Blackberry bushes again . 😉

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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by linuxrob » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:01 pm

Nice update, thanks Bob
see my 1980 Kawasaki Z500 cleanup thread here
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by skyrider » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:28 pm

fastbob wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:47 am
I've gone and done it again . I've bought a winter project and it's half finished in September . Setting aside the engine as a separate entity , all that's left to do is reinstall the wiring loom , change the fork seals , fettle the rear brake drum , rebuild the front caliper and find some decent shocks . Time to start looking in Blackberry bushes again . 😉
good to hear that you are well on it's case Bob :)
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:39 pm

skyrider wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:28 pm
fastbob wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:47 am
I've gone and done it again . I've bought a winter project and it's half finished in September . Setting aside the engine as a separate entity , all that's left to do is reinstall the wiring loom , change the fork seals , fettle the rear brake drum , rebuild the front caliper and find some decent shocks . Time to start looking in Blackberry bushes again . 😉
good to hear that you are well on it's case Bob :)
It's like a release of pent up frustration at having a Harley that is virtually maintenance free . Hydraulic Lifters , belt drive , oil in a tank and everything built to agricultural standards . Nothing worth getting the spanners out for .

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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:34 pm

Everything loosely bolted up in case I misplace a bit . That's all the shit and filth , pine needles , rust , spiders and flakey paint dealt with and now that it's spotlessly clean and all the painting is done it's time to move the project indoors . Fitting the wiring loom is next up when the push-in clips arrive . I'm attempting to keep it as per the original and avoid putting Zip Ties around the frame . Those switchgear units that came with the £10 bars are way better than what was on it which had all the writing rubbed off . Just spent the evening bashing the rear brake lever back into shape .
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by Bender » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:44 pm

What a difference 👍
Bite my shiny metal ass..

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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:50 pm

Bender wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:44 pm
What a difference 👍
If I get the finish on the engine up to the standard of the last one it should look the bollocks .
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:33 pm

The telly's shit but I've got this to look at .
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:05 pm

I thought I'd give the forks a tidy up today . I'm aiming for a brushed effect which I will later give a coat of clear lacquer . Scotchpad and WD40 seems to do the trick .
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:21 pm

Calliper done . I regret not taking a Before picture because it was an absolute lump of shit . How anyone was using it to stop a motorcycle and surviving is beyond me . The finish is Halfords Aluminium Engine Paint , two coats and then baked in the oven for an hour .
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:25 pm

Thermostat housing smartened up a bit . I popped the thermostat in a pan of water and brought it to the boil and it opened nicely . Ok , I didn't use a thermometer but it will do for now .
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